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Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone PS2 Review
2 June 2010
Excerpt: You seemingly can’t move for Dungeons and Dragons related videogames these days. We’ve had Baldurs Gate and Dungeons and Dragons Heroes, two games that never rose to anything more than decent in our view. And now we have Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, which is without doubt the best use of the licence yet. The plot of Demon stone is certainly an improvement over the aforementioned efforts.
Excerpt: Nothing says “geek” quite like Dungeons & Dragons. What started as table top games held in dimly lit basements has evolved into a large franchise encompassing books, video games and other paraphernalia, making Dungeons & Dragons mainstream in a way that I’m almost certain the gods never intended. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is the latest entry into the franchise as a whole made by the same developers that brought us Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
Pros: + Beautiful looking game and characters and interesting plot
Excerpt: Developed by Stormfront Studios and written by R.A. Salvatore, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone sounds like an RPG-lovers dream! While there have been plenty of D&D -based video games in the past, Demon Stone is a little different, placing you in command of a party of three heroes on an adventure to rid the land of two evil warlords. Is different good? Well, that's up to the gamer.
Summary: Three Things You Need Not Forget When Vacationing: 1. Lock the house. 2. Lock the garage. 3. Lock the realms. Otherwise, heroes could just prevail wherever they feel like. Stupid heroes, thinkin' they could just...
Excerpt: Demon Stone had two strikes against it right from the start. It feels like Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (blah), and one of the three main playable characters looks like Scott Stapp, formerly of Creed (double blah). Luckily, it manages to outdo the game depiction of that Tolkien classic, though regrettably, there is nothing to be done about the rocker’s distasteful likeness.
Excerpt: uncanny resemblance. The trio of heroes, the Hollywood voice actors, the hack and slash gameplay, the upgradable combos; all of it seems lifted from Stormfront's work with EA. The storyline isn't what one would call epic (even if a few of the early scenes give the impression that the rest of the game might be); three heroes unwittingly free two warring demons who ravaged the world of Faerun (the very same you explore in the PC and console games) in their quest to destroy...
Summary: A basic, yet somehow complicated hack n'slash game that is fuelled by it's epic story, and it's unique teamwork engine. However, it's sadly let down by it's lack of depth and it's poor replay value.